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W.E.B. Du Bois Library hosts third annual Tower Run

W.E.B. Du Bois Library hosts third annual Tower Run

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized, WireTV

The third annual Tower Run took place the evening of Nov. 16. It challenged participants to run the 440 steps of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, from the lower level to floor 26, during assigned time slots.

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Halloween hype doesn’t impact local cemeteries; but homeless do

Halloween hype doesn’t impact local cemeteries; but homeless do

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

West Cemetery is a peaceful landscape. The space is quiet except for the sound of chirping birds, and empty except for the occasional resident passing through as they walk their dog — perfect for those who want to veer away from the public eye.

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Turning up the demand for vinyl

Turning up the demand for vinyl

Amanda Levenson, Video Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Features, Music, Showcase, WireTV

Of all the trends the 21st century has brought, consider the revival of vinyl the one thing grandma won’t complain about.

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W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

Meghan Parsons, Contributor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Student Life, Technology, Uncategorized, WireTV

A library without books was once unthinkable, now it seems inevitable. Amherst Wire’s Meghan Parsons explains how college libraries adapt to the digital age.

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Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Just add water: Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

Maria Manning, Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

In the past two years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst took great strides to invest in sustainability on campus. Its most recent investment? A student organized hydroponic farm.

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Professors and Politics: Musgrave and Curtis

Professors and Politics: Musgrave and Curtis

Amherst Wire Staff

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, WireTV

Professors Paul Musgrave and Diane Curtis discuss politics and policy in the era of Trump.

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How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

How Elliot Kalb went from undergrad to MLB statistician

Michael Antonellis, Contributor

May 7, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, WireTV

"They call me 'Mr. Stats' and I made my living as a statistician ... Sometimes I tell a story through stats, sometimes it's through interviewing athletes, sometimes it's just adding perspective."

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WATCH: Jose Antonio Vargas speaks about immigration and journalism

WATCH: Jose Antonio Vargas speaks about immigration and journalism

Amherst Wire Staff

April 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, WireTV

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke with UMass Journalism students Tuesday morning as part of his day-long visit to the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Vargas spoke about undocumented immigrants, his journalism career and the sanctuary city movement. Vargas was interviewed by UMass Journalism...

Professors and Politics: Sheldon Goldman discusses civil liberties

Professors and Politics: Sheldon Goldman discusses civil liberties

Amherst Wire Staff

April 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, WireTV

Professors discuss politics and policy in the era of Trump.

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Third time’s the charm: UMass hires Matt McCall as head coach

Third time’s the charm: UMass hires Matt McCall as head coach

Cameron Merritt, Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Sports, WireTV

University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletic Director Ryan Bamford welcomed Matt McCall their third men's basketball coach of the month at a press conference Thursday night.

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Amherst Wire Office Chat: Mongabay Editor Erik Hoffner

Amherst Wire Office Chat: Mongabay Editor Erik Hoffner

Amherst Wire Staff

March 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

Amherst Wire spoke with Erik Hoffner of Mongabay on Facebook Live.

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Live broadcast from ‘They Hate Us But They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump’

Live broadcast from ‘They Hate Us But They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump’

Amherst Wire Staff

February 16, 2017


Filed under Current Affairs, Showcase, Uncategorized, WireTV

Watch our live broadcast of "They Hate Us But They Need Us: Journalistic Failure and Redemption in the Era of President Donald Trump."

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